Mr. McKain's Blog

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Location: Seaford, Delaware, United States

Monday, April 30, 2007

Monday, April 30th Agenda

1. Warm-up: p. 469 Geography Skills (Skip #1)
2. Collect HW (p. 462 and 466 #'s 1-5)
3. Review Chart Completed so far
4. Read p. 473-476
5. Complete chart
6. Which two events do you think were most significant? Why?
7. HW: Finish Bias and GR Worksheet

Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday, April 27 Agenda

1. Warm-up: p. 466 "Primary Source" - Read and answer question at the end
2. Finish reviewing timeline of causes of the war
3. Worksheet: Bias and GR
4. Current Events

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thursday, April 26th Agenda

Sorry for my absence yesterday. The assignment (p. 462 #'s 1-5 and 466 #'s 1-5 will be collected on Monday.

1. Warm-up: p. 465 #'s 1 and 2 Graphic Organizer Skills
2. Timeline: Causes of the Civil War
3. Review Timeline
4. Work on assignment (p. 462 #'s 1-5, p. 466 #'s 1-5) - Due Monday

Monday, April 23, 2007

Monday, April 23rd Agenda

1. Warm-up: Identify the following on the map below by writing the letter that you think correctly locates each place:
1. Sierra Leone
2. Spain
3. Cuba
4. New York
2. Read pp. 165-170 in Hakim on the Amistad
3. In small groups, write a speech reacting to the Amistad incident and the court’s decision. Be prepared to read your speech to the class.
a. abolitionists
b. southern slaveholders
c. President Van Buren’s political advisors
d. A former slave from the Amistad
e. A slave on a southern plantation who hears rumors about what happened.
4. Read pp. 460-462 (HW if no time in class)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday, April 20th Agenda

1. Warm-up: Why do we spend time learning about women's history events?
2. Review Questions
3. Declaration of Sentiments
4. Review Worksheet
5. No HW - Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wednesday, April 18th Agenda

1. Review worksheet from yesterday
2. Video: The Underground Railroad
--Students will make a KWL chart as they watch.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tuesday, April 17

1. Warm-up: Would you be willing to break the law if it meant helping someone in trouble? What might the risks be to you?
2. Notes/Discuss: Abolition and the Underground Railroad
3. Underground Railroad online
4. Map mystery and Connecting History and Literature worksheet

Monday, April 16, 2007

Monday, April 16th Agenda

1. Warm-up: What changes do you think need to take place within American society? Pick one issue from your list and try to come up with a solution.
2. Discuss warm-up activity in small groups (4)
3. In the groups, read through pages 434-437. Develop a poster in favor of each reform, trying to convince others to join your cause.
a. mentally ill
b. prison
c. temperance
d. education)
Be prepared to share your posters with the class and discuss your issue.
4. Present posters
5. HW: GR Ch. 15 Sec. 1

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Wednesday, April 4th Agenda

Sorry an update has been such a long time coming - with baseball, home improvement projects, and report cards, I have been rather busy. If you need the warm-ups from last week, check with me and remind me that they are not online. Today was a review day and tomorrow we will have the Chapter 14 test, allowing us to continue with Chapter 15 and the lead up to the Civil War after Spring Break. If I do not update again, I hope everyone enjoys their vacation!!

--Mr. McKain